Here is a list of practical information you may find useful prior to arrival.
We are taking Covid very seriously and we ask that you do too. We have designed the site to facilitate this, but we ask guests to be responsible for social distancing and personal hygiene. Please see our dedicated page outlining our Covid-19 policy here
LOCATION & TRANSPORT
We are located at Coppey Moor Cottage, within the grounds of Turvey House, Bedfordshire MK43 8EQ
23 July to 31 August 2021
The village of Turvey is located in Bedfordshire. If driving to the campsite input the postcode MK43 8EQ into your satnav.
The nearest, main line train station is Bedford (Thameslink) with regular trains from Kings Cross. From there you will be able to take busses (No.41) to the village of Turvey (direction Northampton). A taxi ride is around 10-15 mins.
The village of Turvey itself has two general village shops (one includes a Post Office), an excellent butcher’s shop, and two pubs. Please shop locally where possible.
Olney, only four miles away, is a lovely small market town that has a Co-Op, a small Sainsbury’s, a market on Thursdays and a really good deli, plus several restaurants and takeaways and many other small and interesting shops.
There are several market towns and historic villages in the area that offer good options for food and general shopping and also for exploration. These nearest, Bedford (8 miles), has a large Sainsbury’s on our side of the town. Slightly further afield, the village of Ampthill (15 miles) has a Waitrose. Further afield, Dunstable (28 miles) is another historic market town.
Local attractions include Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Dunstable Downs within the Chilterns (AONB), the highest point in Bedfordshire. There are also numerous market towns and charming villages in the region where visitors can combine shopping with local history.
– Harold Odell Country Park: 10 minutes’ drive
– Castle Ashby and Gardens: 15 mins
– Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park: 25 mins
– Salcey Forest: 25 mins
– Milton Keynes (for indoor karting, climbing and Snozone snow activities): 25 mins
– Stanwick Lakes (for walks and kids’ activities): half an hour
– Ride Leisure (inflatable water park): half an hour
– Bletchley Park: half an hour
CAMPING, VEHICLES & PARKING
We are happy to accommodate your group booking requests. Please let us know with whom you will be pitching up with, in the ‘additional requests’ box of the booking form and we will do our best to accommodate. Group bookings of under 21s and single sex groups are at the discretion of Wild Canvas.
All children and young adults under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 22 years or over. An adult can accompany a maximum of four children.
There will be a limited pitches for camper vans, but there are no hook-ups. We do not provide facilities for cassette toilets. Any camper van must be under 8 meters long and this includes an awning / child tent. Please contact us if you plan to bring a longer vehicle.
There are no facilities to accommodate motorhomes.
Please follow the signs when you enter the site and park your vehicle in the designated area. Parking is unmanned and the vehicles are left at the owners risk. Please observe the 5mph speed limit once you have entered the venue and avoid driving at night and under the influence. The camping fields are vehicle free.
Approximately 120 meters minimum to 750 meters maximum depending on where you pitch. We will provide a limited number of wheelbarrows to transport your tent and belongings to your pitch.
Standard check-in times are between 2pm-8pm. We request that you check out by noon, but please let us know if you have any specific requests. Prior to your booking, you will receive an info pack detailing the arrival procedure.
If you have not arrived by noon on the day following your booking start date, and you haven’t informed us in writing of your delay, we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund. You will forfeit your pitch and if you arrive after this point you are not guaranteed a booking. However, where possible, we will attempt to find you space or reschedule the booking to another date.
Due to our Covid safety policy, we are very strict on the number of people on site and aim to limit interactions and those coming on and of site. For these reasons, we won’t be allowing day visitors to this year’s event. People listed on your booking form are free to come and go as they please and don’t have to stay for the whole length of your booking.
There will be compost toilets at various points on the camping fields. Hot showers and hot water washing up stations will be located in the central facilities area. All units will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice per day.
Drinking water will be available on site.
We kindly request that you use the recycling and rubbish bins provided at various locations in the camping fields. Please be mindful of bringing unnecessary packaging / single use plastic and leave no trace.
Phone reception is good. There is no public Wi-Fi.
There will be a limited number of charging points on site (payable), best to consider bringing your own portable charging devices.
Vendors will accept contactless payments for purchases made on site. However, weather conditions may affect data signals making card payments difficult at times. Please bring cash with you for times when card machines may not be fully working.
Unfortunately, due to the pop up nature of the camping event, we are not able to provide a fully accessible site. Please get in touch if you have any specific requirements and we will try and place you in a suitable location.
The Wild Canvas site is surrounded by beautiful nature. However, this brings risks associated with both wild and farm animals, poisonous plants and uneven surfaces. We will endeavour to fence off and sign post any major risks, but please be mindful at all times. All visitors should be aware that the River Ouse flows through the site and all swimming and water activities are at the campers’ own risk. Wild Canvas will not be providing lifeguards.
Children are free to explore the site, but they remain their parents’ responsibility at ALL times and must be supervised.
We believe campfires and BBQs are an integral part of your camping experience. However, open fires are only allowed in raised fire pits and a limited number will be available to rent on-site. Disposable BBQs are not allowed. No fires on grass and next to tents. Logs can be purchased on site.
Yes, as long as you are mindful of your neighbours. Acoustic music and musicians are welcome. No drumming please. We request all amplified music to be turned off between 9pm-9am. We are a family friendly site and ask everyone to be respectful of that after 10pm.
Dogs are not allowed on site except guide/support dogs.
Yes absolutely, but remember to be respectful of other guests.
In order to minimise light pollution, lighting at night will be kept to a minimum. Please bring torches for yourself and any little ones.
Warm clothes, rain gear, swimsuits and sunscreen are advisable.
We will provide hand sanitiser at various points around the campsite, but it would be good to bring your own.
Any illegal drugs or substances, any weapons, alcohol in possession of under 18s, glass bottles and jars as animal graze on these fields and children play barefoot on grass, fireworks / flares and Chinese lanterns, sound systems, megaphones and lasers.
FOOD AND DRINK
We will be working with local caterers and food trucks to provide a selection of exciting food and drink offerings on site. There will be a basic shop for camping essentials.
You can also expect to find a coffee and pastry cart to brighten your mornings!
Our events schedule will be published in due course. There will be a daily offering of free and paid workshops and activities for kids and adults. These can be booked online ahead of the event.
Please check our ‘What’s On’ page for the dates and times of our workshops and activities (TBA). In addition, once you’re on site, please check the boards at Wild HQ as inevitably there could well be last minute changes.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
We hope you don’t have to cancel, but if you do, all cancellations must be sent to the event organisers by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and are subject to the following conditions:
Cancellation 28 days or more prior to event commencing = 10% non-refundable
Cancellation 7 to 27 days prior to event commencing = 50% non-refundable
Cancellation 0 to 6 days prior to event commencing = non-refundable
Wild Canvas is not liable for refunds if the event is cancelled due circumstances beyond our control such as war, terrorism, riots or civil unrest, industrial action, flooding, natural disaster, or such similar events (“Force Majeure”). However, due to the changing nature of government guidelines on Covid-19 we will attempt to make full refunds on all bookings should guidance change and prevent the event from taking place.
We are always happy to answer your questions and help you organise your camping arrangements. Please feel free to drop us a note using the contact form.
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